May 22, 2016

This Week's New DVDs: May 23rd 2016
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: May 23rd 2016

Spotlight, The 5th Wave, The Big Short and Dirty Grandpa are among this week's new releases on DVD.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Entertainment One

The gripping drama, which picked up the Oscar for Best Picture earlier this year, comes to DVD this week. The movie stars Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton and you can read our full preview here. 

The Big Short

The Big Short

Paramount

Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt star in this Oscar-winning comedy about a group of financiers who predicted the world economic crash of 2007. Click below to watch our interview with co-star Rafe Spall. 

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

Sony Pictures

Chloë Grace Moretz leads this sci-fi epic about a young girl's struggle to protect her younger brother during the fifth wave of a crushing alien invasion. Click here to read our full preview. 

Dirty Grandpa

Dirty Grandpa

Lionsgate

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron team up for this seriously X-rated comedy about a grandpa and grandson who end up on the road trip of a lifetime. 

Kindergarten Cop 2

Kindergarten Cop 2

Universal Pictures

In this sequel to the 1990 comedy, Dolph Lundgren stars as FBI Agent Reed who is required to go undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to retrieve stolen data concerning the Witness Protection Programme

The Librarians: The Complete Second Season

The Librarians

4Digital

The eccentric sci-fi drama, which stars Rebecca Romjin as the leader of a group of librarians who are tasked to protect the world's most mysterious and ancient artifacts, brings its second season to DVD this week. 

The Durrells: Series 1

The Durrells

2Entertain

Keeley Hawes stars in this ITV drama as Louisa Durrell, a widow who decides to move her entire family from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu and build a new life. 

Houdini and Doyle

Houdini and Doyle

ITV

Stephen Mangan and Michael Weston star as magician Harry Houdini and novelist Arthur Conan Doyle, who team up to solve a series of increasingly tricky mysteries. 

The Masked Saint

The Masked Saint

Matchbox Films

A professional wrestler, who also works as a church pastor, accepts a position at a struggling church in an effort to help the community both in his official capacity and as his alter ego The Saint.

The Assassin

The Assassin

StudioCanal

Hsiao-hsien Hou directs this brutal thriller, which is set in eighth century China and follows 10-year-old general's daughter Nie Yinniang, who is abducted and sent to master martial arts, a process which transforms her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. 

Victoria

Victoria

Curzon Artificial Eye

Sebastian Schipper takes charge of this acclaimed drama which stars Laia Costa as a young Spanish woman who moves to Berlin and falls in with the wrong crowd, a crowd that lead her somewhere very dangerous indeed.

Undercover

Undercover

BBC

Adrian Lester and Sophie Okonedo star in this dark BBC drama about British lawyer Maya Cobbina, who returns to the UK after a long-stint in America to take a senior legal role. But, after only a few weeks on the job, she begins to have serious doubts about her husband Nick, an undercover cop with a past he has hidden from her for 20 years.

The Call Up

The Call Up

Altitude

This British sci-fi thriller about a group of elite online video gamers who are invited to trial new virtual reality technology, technology which soon turns sinister, comes to DVD this week. 

The Firm: The Director's Cut

The Firm

BFI

Alan Clarke's classic thriller that stars Gary Oldman as Clive 'Bex' Bissell, leader of the notorious Inter City Firm football firm of West Ham United during the 1970s and 1980s, gets a lavish re-release this week.